- uploaded: Dec 9, 2013
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Colombian researchers discover the fossil skeleton of a marine reptile dating back to one hundred and thirty million years ago.
The researchers claim that the fossil belongs to a large marine reptile called plesiosaur. The eight-meter reptile was retrieved at a site in the central state of Boyaca. According to one paleontologist, the site is believed to have been flooded during the Cretaceous Period. These ancient animals have been discovered in Antarctica, Australia, North America, and even northern Europe. The long-necked reptile once swam the oceans, when the earth was much warmer than today.